Why did Brandon McMillan leave ‘Lucky Dog’?
After much success on the show, McMillan chose to leave Lucky Dog because he felt the show had moved too far away from its original purpose, turning into just another money-driven business.
“Seven years ago I was approached by a production company that wanted to showcase my passion for saving dogs and training them for a purpose,” he wrote via Instagram in October 2020. “… As the years went on big money started pouring into the show which meant more cooks in the kitchen making decisions. This is where Hollywood can take a great idea and turn it into a money driven business. When the fun gets taken out of a tv show then it’s no longer fun to show up. Today will be my final episode of Lucky Dog.”
He went on to explain:
What happened to Brandon McMillan on ‘Lucky Dog’?
Brandon decided to part ways with CBS after he felt the show was not going in the same direction as he had hoped. In October, he took to Instagram to announce his exit from the show.
“As the years went on big money started pouring into the show which meant more cooks in the kitchen making decisions. This is where Hollywood can take a great idea and turn it into a money-driven business. When the fun gets taken out of a tv show then it’s no longer fun to show up,” he wrote.
Brandon also thanked his fans for their support as he wrote, “I cannot thank you all enough for your years of support you all have given me. You were there to see me cry when I said goodbye to Sandy… when I said goodbye to Charlotte… when I said goodbye to little Olive… and countless other dogs. I always made it a point to wear my heart on my sleeve and not hold back my emotions. Being as real as I possibly can be the most important thing for me because you the viewers know acting from reality.” This content could not be loaded
‘Lucky Dog’ is a heartwarming and inspiring CBS series
The premise of Lucky Dog is to rescue as many “unadoptable” dogs from animal shelters across the United States as possible. Once these dogs are rescued, award-winning trainer Brandon McMillan worked to rehabilitate these troubled dogs into lovable family companions. The work done on the show is both heartwarming and inspiring; he was able to help many shelter dogs find loving homes in the process.
According to IMDb, McMillan hosted 182 episodes of Lucky Dog during his seven years on the show. Throughout his time on the show, McMillan also accumulated quite a few accolades. In 2015, McMillan won the Daytime Emmy Award for “Best Host in a Lifestyle Series” for Lucky Dog. In 2016, the show won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series. In 2018, McMillan would win an Emmy for “Best Host in a Lifestyle Series” for a second time.
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